5 days in New York City Itinerary

5 days in New York City Itinerary

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New York City
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New York City

New York City
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Chelsea Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, stop by Strand Bookstore, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City route tool .

In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Jones Beach State Park, Gateway National Recreation, Fire Island National Seashore
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Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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